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Corporate, Human and Environmental Responsibility > Our Materials

Our Materials

We are always seeking sustainable alternatives (including preferred, recycled, renewable, regenerated and natural materials) for key materials in an effort to reduce our impact. Read below to learn about some of the responsible-preferred materials HOKA is currently utilizing:

Recycled Polyester (rPET)

Recycled polyester is produced from water bottles diverted from landfills: in 2019, we diverted approximately 14,900,000 bottles, saving 19.1 million MegaJoules (MJs) of energy, 220.2 million gallons of water, and over 2 million pounds of carbon dioxide.

19.1 million

MJ of energy saved

220 million

gallons of water saved

2 million lbs.

of CO2 saved

Leather Working Group Certified Leather

All of the leathers used in HOKA footwear products are sourced from Leather Working Group (LWG)-certified tanneries, which maintain protocols promoting sustainable and appropriate environmental business practices within the leather industry. By sourcing through LWG-certified tanneries, we saved 33.5 million MJs of energy, 519 million gallons of water, and 5.6 million pounds of CO2.

33.1 million

MJ of energy saved

519 million

gallons of water saved

5.6 million lbs.

of CO2 eq. saved

Packaging Materials Lifecycle Assessment (LCA)

We look at sustainability holistically: it includes packaging in addition to production. We have undertaken a lifecycle assessment (LCA) for our packaging materials, and set some lofty but attainable goals to further our packaging environmental savings. Our most recent steps include increasing our use of FSC virgin-certified paper and incorporating certified recycled paper in our packaging. We are also decreasing our overall plastic dunnage while increasing our use of recycled plastic. To date, our efforts have saved approximately 284,978 trees.

Total Resources Saved to Date
from Packaging LCA
GHG Gas Emissions with Carbon Uptake (lbs. of CO2) 5,200,246.29
Water Usage (Gallons) 148,334,745.42
Fossil Fuel (Gallons of Ancient Petrol) 152,570.28
Freshwater Eutrophication (lbs. of PO4) 4,643.58
Mineral Depletion (lbs. of Minerals) 70,018.27
Reduced Dunnage (lbs of Packaging) 1,632,277.50

Animal Welfare and Vegan Product

We are committed to responsible use of animal product, and work only with partners who abide by our Ethical Sourcing and Animal Welfare Policy.

We are also proud to offer a range of completely vegan products. You can find our products made completely without animal products here.

HOKA Fiber Usage and Polyester Fiber Usage Breakdowns